Tourism Concessions in Parks

Buzzwords Concession = private businesses operating under contract in parks to provide products and services designed to enhance or facilitate visitors experiences, typically not provided by government employees Features Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017) Elsewhere on the Web https://annaspenceley.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/an-introduction-to-tourism-concessioning The document is currently available from several sites, using the links …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square km). Planeta.com Diné (Navajo) Links #NavajoCodeTalkersDay Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání) Navajo Times Indigenous

Walking Tours

Buzzwords Walking Tour = a sightseeing tour made on foot Embedded Tweets Free guided walk of Bohernabreena Reservoir on the 19th of August: https://t.co/fIaUqZso9I #heritageweek #southdublin pic.twitter.com/6WjtsxlqYo — South Dublin Co Co (@sdublincoco) July 27, 2017 Planeta.com Walk Jane’s Walk 2018 Talk the Walk Downtown Responsible Travel Week  

Set-Jetting

Buzzwords Set-jetting = Trend of traveling to places first seen in movies and TV shows Also referred to as a “Location Vacation.” Elsewhere on the Web https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/game-of-thrones-tourist-attractions-northern-ireland-1202954302/amp/ https://qz.com/quartzy/1364690/game-of-thrones-mamma-mia-and-the-rise-of-set-jetting-tourism http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/77806 https://theconversation.com/eats-shoots-and-leaves-what-the-movie-industry-does-to-location-42417 https://boingboing.net/2017/12/06/this-film-geeks-jet-setting.html Guadeloupe / Death in Paradise https://www.radiotimes.com/travel/2018-02-01/death-in-paradise-head-to-guadeloupe-for-a-sundowner-at-humphrey-goodmans-favourite-beach/ Black Panther https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/black-panther-travel-5-trips-inspired-by-blockbuster-1107079 Austria / Sound of Music USA / Las Vegas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_set_in_Las_Vegas http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/nov/16/top-10-films-las-vegas USA / Los Angeles …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: RTCBikeShare My background – Originally, I’m from Indiana, home of the Three Rivers Festival which deepened my interest in local and international culture, particularly food, mostly food. The weekend’s International Village would showcase international foods that otherwise were not on the menu. Since I created Planeta.com in 1994, I’ve lived in three US cities …

Slow Travel

Photo: Monte Albán, Oaxaca Think smart, travel slow – Tagline, Planeta.com Take time to enjoy the experience, visit people and savor places. Slow travel is a breath of fresh air for everyone who has “been there…done that” and wants something deeper. Our suggestion: take a deep breath and slow down. Get to know the locals …

Indigenous Peoples Week August 6-12, 2018

Poster 2018’s Indigenous Peoples Week (IPW) was Planeta.com’s eighth annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples and travel and tourism. Our online unconference took place online August 6-12. Thanks for supporting Indigenous tourism. Read on to find out what you can do next. How this works Indigenous Peoples Week is free to all and conducted online. Participants …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Essay Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about park visitation as visitors. Do we know beforehand that we are contributing to a human traffic jam? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places? Living …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer Morfín, Allan Rhodes, Antonio Suárez and Francisco Verástegui …

Bikes

Photo: Ron Mader, DTLV Bikes In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious travel. What are the good cycling experiences? How are locals benefiting from bike tours? What events are worth attending or paying attention? Translating: Bicycle Spanish: Bicicleta Elsewhere on the Web …